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Ring of Kerry Golf Club

Templenoe,

nr Kenmare, Co. Kerry

  • Office

    +353 (0)64 42 000
  • Pro shop

    +353 (0)64 42 000
  • Fax

    +353 (0)64 42 533
  • Golf pro

    Adrian Whitehead

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Hilly - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Eddie Hackett

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6814
6103
5400
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72
70
72

Location

Latitude:

51.874371

Longitude:

-9.671574

How to get there:

40 km SW of Killarney

From the centre of Kenmare follow the Ring of Kerry (N70) direction Sneem. After approx 7 km turn right into golf. (Note : the scenic route from Killarney to Kenmare is to follow the N71 past lakes, mountains and Moll's Gap. A quicker route is to take the Cork road from Killarney (N22) then turn right in Clonkeen and follow the R569 through Kilgarvan and onto Kenmare).

Ring of Kerry Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1998

Ring of Kerry Golf Club: Greeting you from just about every hole at this immensely scenic golf course are wonderful views onto Kenmare Bay (aka Kenmare Harbour). This sizeable lough, with its many islands within, is stunningly framed by Caha mountains beyond - compelling County Kerry scenery.

Leaving aside all the spectacular vistas, the golf course itself will demand your full golfing attention. At times resembling a "mountain style" layout, many holes lay down quite a challenge ... especially if your ball-striking from the tee is apt to wander. Rugged, hilly and requiring an inventive design to get the best out of the sometimes "difficult" terrain, your first challenge will be to hit the relatively tight strips of fairway. Go too far offline and a combination of deep rough, gorse bushes and water hazards all lie in wait, particularly on the front-nine.

The emergence of a limited amount of residential housing, some quite close to the fairways, occasionally detracts from the out-of-the-way wilderness of the course. But as you progress up to the higher elevations, especially at the par-5 at 4th and 5th holes), there's nothing can detract from the stunning scenery that makes the Ring of Kerry so special.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' Oct) (all days): €80.

Credit cards accepted. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The nearby picturesque town of Kenmare is a perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara. The surrounding countryside offers a host of walking trails. Watersports are in abundance with boat trips into Kenmare Bay to see seals and other stunning wildlife. Canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing are all available within an easy walk of the town.

Where2Stay

  • Sheen Falls Lodge5-star

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    +353 (0)64 41600

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Ring of Kerry

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Riversdale House Hotel3-star

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    +353 (0)64 41299

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Ring of Kerry

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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